Redmi 8 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Android 10 Stable Update with August Security Patch]

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 8 smartphone in India running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). Xiaomi doesn’t follow any fixed update frequency for the MIUI Global Stable ROM but on average, the Global Stable ROM is updated once in a month. Continue reading “Redmi 8 MIUI Software Update Tracker [Android 10 Stable Update with August Security Patch]”

Redmi Note 9 gets MIUI 12 Global Stable Update in India [Download Link]

Xiaomi launched Redmi Note 9 in the country last month. To recall, the device features a 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD, is powered MediaTek Helio G85 12nm SoC with up to 6GB of RAM, and runs Android 10 based MIUI 11. Xiaomi has already unveiled the latest iteration of its proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 Global back in May, though the company is yet to formally announce MIUI 12 for India.

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Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 7 Pro with OxygenOS port

Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 7 Pro smartphone in India back in February last year running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie). The smartphone has already started receiving Android 10 update along with MIUI 12 in India, but limited to Pilot testers only for now. Redmi Note series devices usually have a great custom ROM development, and Redmi Note 7 series is no exception to the family.

Oxygen OS is amongst popular Android skin that offers smooth experience along with a decent amount of customizations without much bloatware. A couple of months ago, we had tried Android 10 based Oxygen OS ported ROM on our Redmi Note 7  (lavender). Recently developers ported Android 10 based Oxygen OS to Redmi Note 7 Pro (Violet), we tried it on our unit and here is our review of the same.

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realme Watch and realme Band get new updates bringing new Watch faces and more

realme launched realme Watch in the country a couple of months ago with support for 12 watch faces. During the launch, the company had mentioned that it will soon bring 100 more watch faces to the realme Watch with OTA update. Now, realme has started rolling out a new update for realme Watch bringing new watch faces. Along with realme Watch, realme Band is also receiving a similar update.

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Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Pixel Experience Plus

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in almost every aspect, except for the development aspect, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Pixel Experience Plus”

Mi A3 v11.0.3.0 update affects Dual SIM functionality globally including India [Update: Fix rolling out]

Update: July 15 — Xiaomi has started rolling out a new update for the Mi A3 that fixes the Dual SIM issue. Continue reading “Mi A3 v11.0.3.0 update affects Dual SIM functionality globally including India [Update: Fix rolling out]”

How to Uninstall Clean Master Service on Xiaomi and realme devices without root

Towards the end of June, the Indian Government announced it’s plan to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, ShareIt, and Clean Master. Cheetah Mobiles, the company behind Clean Master was in news a few months back when Google decided to pull off quite a few of their apps from Google Play Store including the Antutu benchmark. Apps like Clean Master were popular amongst users which helped in clearing the cache of the phone. To those unaware Cheetah Mobiles is a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation. Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun has also served as CEO and Chairman of the Kingsoft in the past.

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Redmi 7A starts receiving Android 10 based MIUI Stable Update in India

Xiaomi launched the Redmi 7A smartphone in India back in July 2019 running MIUI 10.2 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0. In August, the company rolled out a major MIUI 10.2.7.0 update bringing portrait mode to the smartphone. Continue reading “Redmi 7A starts receiving Android 10 based MIUI Stable Update in India”

Mi 9, Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro Start receiving MIUI 12 Global Stable Update

Xiaomi unveiled the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 Global at an event in Europe last month. MIUI 12 brings brand-new design Animations, and Dark Mode 2.0. It focuses on Privacy, Security, and Multitasking and shows all sensitive behaviors of an app. During MIUI 12 Global launch, the company promised to roll-out MIUI 12 Global Stable update for Mi 9, Mi 9T (Redmi K20 in India and China), and Mi 9T Pro (Redmi K20 in India and China) in June.

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Xiaomi announces MIUI 12 Global Pilot Testing Program for POCO F1, Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi Note 7/7S

Xiaomi announced the latest iteration of its own proprietary Android skin MIUI, dubbed MIUI 12 along with Mi 10 Youth Edition at an event in China back in March. The devices have started receiving MIUI China Closed Beta update in China, and the builds were leaked as a result, we could bring you MIUI 12 New Features and First look.

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Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 Review

Xiaomi has been slowly expanding the smart home devices portfolio in the country over the last few years. The company made its debut into the smart light segment last year ago with Mi LED Smart Bulb and also unveiled Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 under its crowdfunding program. We got hold of a retail unit, and here is our long term review of the same after using it for four months. Continue reading “Mi Smart Bedside Lamp 2 Review”

Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI

Xiaomi’s Redmi unveiled the Redmi Note 8 series in the country back in October running MIUI 10.3 Global Stable on top of Android 9.0 (Pie) and later rolled out MIUI 11 update to both the smartphones. The Pro variant has been the talk of the town since it is superior to the vanilla Redmi Note 8 in every aspect, but Redmi Note 8 has better custom ROM and mods support compared to its Pro sibling, thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC.

Redmi Note 8 Pro has already received Android 10 update but Redmi Note 8 still runs on Android 9, but you can always install a custom ROM to stay on the latest version of Android. We tried Extended UI on our Redmi Note 8 unit and here is our post that may help you in deciding if you should flash it on your device. Continue reading “Get Android 10 on Redmi Note 8 with Extended UI”

realme Buds Air vs Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 : Which one should you buy?

True Wireless Earbuds market has grown rapidly in the last couple of years, thanks to affordable offerings from various companies. No company wants to remain behind and as a result, we have true wireless earbuds from almost every smartphone OEM. In India, the segment is getting interesting with time as major smartphone OEMs such as Xiaomi and realme have released their affordable TWS earbuds. realme launched its first TWS offering realme Buds Air in India back in December. Now after a long wait, Xiaomi has finally launched its first TWS Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 in India. realme Buds Air and Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 are priced INR 3,999 and INR 4,499 respectively.

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realme X2 Pro long term realme UI and Android 11 Beta Program announced

realme announced the realme UI rollout schedule back in November and started rolling out the update for various devices in January. The company has already rolled out Android 10 based realme UI for multiple devices including realme X2 Pro. Back in March, the company had announced realme UI Open Beta for realme X2 Pro. Continue reading “realme X2 Pro long term realme UI and Android 11 Beta Program announced”

Has Xiaomi been a little too late in bringing Mi Flagships again to India?

Xiaomi finally released its much-anticipated flagship Mi 10 in India last week. There has been so much heat around Mi 10 since India launch, in this post let us analyze if Xiaomi has been a little late in finally bringing Mi flagships to India and what are the other factors that may determine Mi 10 and Xiaomi’s fate in the premium segment in India.

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